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Category: Culture

Organizational culture

Renan Araújo

times de alta performance

Organizational culture is the way people behave in a company, based on their values (personal and collective), rituals, artifacts, incentives, role models, and stories. The organization's values determine its examples, its rituals, its incentives, and its artifacts. These, in turn, determine and reinforce the behaviors of their members. Have you ever heard of Organizational Culture?  [...]

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On the “sport” of startups

Francisco Homem de Mello

The sport of startups

This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own and do not represent Qulture.Rocks’ views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out weekly(ish) and you can subscribe to it here. To run a company as best as you [...]

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Strategic planning and OKRs (in times of crisis)

Francisco Homem de Mello

OKRs do not come out of nowhere. Managing with OKRs starts with strategic planning, which serves as a backdrop for OKRs. Therefore, strategic planning and OKRs go inextricably together. In this article we will discuss what strategy is, what strategic planning is, and how you can derive OKRs (and projects) from the output of your [...]

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Founder Interview | HR Tech Snapshot

Edoarda Malzoni

Our founder, Francisco H. de Mello, was interviewed by Leigh Martinez, editor of the HR Tech Snapshot, in San Francisco, CA. They talked about Qulture.Rocks, our mission, the function of HR within a company, and many other interesting things! We hope you enjoy this great interview.

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Building a Culture that Rocks at Qulture

Francisco Homem de Mello

The other day I was invited to give a talk at a customer's annual strategic planning offsite. The company, which shall remain nameless, is less than a year old and already has more than 1500 employees, dozens of millions of dollars in funding and its products are used by thousands and thousands of people every [...]

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Can a Culture be Created?

Francisco Homem de Mello

lost_astronaut

This article is a chapter of our ebook, The Qulture.Rocks Guido to a Kick-Ass Culture, which you can download in full here. “Culture happens. Whether planned or not, all companies have a culture. Why not create a culture we love?” “This document [the Culture Code]… is part who we are, and part who we aspire [...]

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Google’s Performance Management Practices

Francisco Homem de Mello

This article is a chapter of our ebook, Google's Performance Management Practices, which you can download in full here. Introduction "We need people to know how they’re doing, and we’ve evolved what might at first seem like a zanily comples system that shows them where they stand. Along the way, we learned some startling stuff. [...]

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What is company culture?

Francisco Homem de Mello

The US Marine Corps: an example of what Jim Collins describes as a cult-like culture. They call themselves "The few and the proud."   “Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing.” “A set of beliefs, values, and practices” “The culture code is the operating system that powers our organization.” “A great culture provides [...]

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BCG’s Seven Aspects of Corporate Culture

Francisco Homem de Mello

According to The Boston Consulting Group, a top-notch strategic consultancy, "A high-performance culture requires more than a standard set of attributes. We have found that such cultures, regardless of the organization's industry or size, share two characteristics:   A Set of “Good” Behaviors, Manifested as High Employee Engagement. Employees are involved in and committed to [...]

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How Google Hires

Francisco Homem de Mello

According to Laszlo Bock, Google's SVP of People Operations, through extensive research and experimentation Google's found that the most predictive screening methods for hiring were:   1. Work samples: putting prospective hires to work on a problem, case study, or situation, helps you id who's serious about the opportunity, and really see the person producing, [...]

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